Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice
This presentation will provide participants a snap shot into how the juvenile justice system works at each stage of the process and how intentional and unintentional practices of racial and ethnic disparities deepens involvement of young people and families in the juvenile system.
In this Zoom presentation, advocates will:
- Gain a basic understanding of the juvenile justice process
- Comprehend what Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) are
- Learn about the relationship between juvenile justice and RED
Participants will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.
LaDonna Jones-Dunlap is the Director of Juvenile Justice Initiatives with the Urban League of Nebraska affords her the continued opportunity to work with young people and families in the community. LaDonna co-chairs the Douglas County, Racial and Ethnic Disparity subcommittee that aims to spotlight racial inequities in juvenile justice. LaDonna is a devoted advocate for racial justice through fair and equal treatment of adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. LaDonna Jones-Dunlap has worked with young people and families in our community since 2000. LaDonna holds a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management. She has over 15 years of work experience in Juvenile Justice System and Child Welfare in Nebraska.